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Das Philharmonische Tagebuch

Interna 2012

Tue, 26. June 2012



Ursula Wex Accepted in to the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic

Ursula Wex

Ursula Wex was born in Ehenbichl (Tirol) on April 4, 1975, and received her first cello lessons at the age of 12 from Fritz Engel, Sr. A short time later she changed instructors, studying with Max Engel at the Tyrolean State Conservatory where, after having completed her high school diploma two years earlier, she obtained her teaching certification with distinction in both cello and zither. She then studied for two additional years with Helmar Stiehler at the College of Music in Munich, while being employed as a pedagogue at the State Music School in Tyrol. In 1998 she attended the College of the Arts in Berlin so that she could continue her cello work with Catalin Ilea, receiving an artist's diploma there in 2002. After being a scholarship holder at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, conducted by Christian Thielemann, and an apprentice at the State Opera Berlin, under Daniel Barenboim, she was accepted, following a successful audition, into the cello section of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra on September 1, 2003.

Even during the early years of her training, Ursula Wex worked intensively in a variety of musical categories - from folk to classical modern music. She participates in various chamber music ensembles, such as the string trio "Aoide", which she, along with Olesya Kurylyak and Ursula Plaichinger, founded, and the Duet "celloXang", a group dedicated to folk music, jazz and pop. Beginning in September 2012 she will dedicate herself to a particularly important endeavour with the management of the Ober St. Veit Music Workshop, which she herself is launching.



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